In 1968 a talented 28-year-old artist named Eveli Sabatie moved from Paris to San Francisco. Like many young people of the day, she had become deeply interested in Native American cultures, and had traveled to the United States hoping to connect and to learn. A chance encounter with Hopi traditionalist Thomas Banyacya resulted in an invitation to attend the Powamuya (Bean Dance) ceremony at Third Mesa. There, in a local laundromat, she met the legendary master jeweler Charles Loloma.
The Wheelwright Museum's Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry will present a retrospective on the work of Eveli Sabatie, one of only two jewelers whom Loloma recognized as protégés (the other is Verma Nequatewa). ＄8, 10 am–5 pm, 505-982-4636, wheelwright.org. visit our website source: Santa Fean Magazine